Atari Xbox 360 controller


It’s amazing what [Ben Heckendorn] can manage to crank out in just five hours. This time it’s a wireless Xbox 360 controller stuffed inside an Atari 2600 controller. The guts are from a Guitar Hero 3 controller. It’s a fairly compact board and [Ben] used thin ATA wire for the connections. While it doesn’t have all the buttons of a true Xbox controller, this 3600 controller has enough to make it useful in arcade games. The joystick portion was reused without any modification. Things like the guide button and ring of light are located underneath.


  1. The Poolshark says:

    Sweet!!!!! Now we can start getting the old Atari thumb syndrome again!!!!!!!

  2. chris says:

    This guy is a freaking genius! I am always amazed at what he comes up with!

  3. jiggy-wiggy-piggy says:

    epic arcade winnnn!!!! yep its that cool

  4. Wow, this is a pretty cool idea. I don’t think I would ever try to attempt this but I give this guy major props. Dude is like Macguyver!

  5. Haha, love it – very clever and if he wanted to I’m sure he could sell them on ebay for a decent amount!

  6. John says:

    Found your site just now- really great, thanks!

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